Kellie Pickler debuts on "Dancing With the Stars"

Kellie Pickler debuts on

DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1601" -- "Dancing with the Stars" was back with an all-new cast of fresh faces hitting the dance floor. The competition began with the two-hour Season 16 premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 6:58 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It took only one episode of "Dancing With the Stars" for Andy Dick to have a meltdown.

He started weeping during rehearsals because it was taking him a long time to learn the dance. But he managed to get through the performance and got 17 points, which is not great, but it's better than the 12 D.L. Hughley scored in last place.

Brooke Burke-Charvet asked him afterward if he worried that the pressure of the show would make him relapse. Dick is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. He said "Oh, you went there" but answered that he wouldn't be able to dance if he started drinking again.

D.L. Hughley got the worst reviews. Bruno Tonioli said he "terminated the cha cha cha." And Len Goodman said it was "simply no good."

Goodman loved Kellie Pickler's dance. He told her "Yum, yum, pig's bum. That was fun."

Tuesday's show will take a behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsals. The cast will dance one more time this Monday before someone's voted off on Tuesday.

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